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Three injured in car explosion at New Hampshire gas plant

11 April 2017

Local media said at least three people were injured in an explosion at a welding gas facility in Manchester, New Hampshire, on April 10. The incident reportedly happened when a vehicle pulled up to a loading dock at Matheson Industrial Gases to refill supposedly empty tanks being transported in the car’s trunk. Gas from the leaking tanks exploded when the trunk release was activated.

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Manchester fire officials said the burning car contained two pressurised cylinders, one containing oxygen and the other acetylene.

The people affected, the driver and two gas plant workers, were transported to a local hospital.


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